McElwain calls Gators CB Duke Dawson ‘highly questionable’ for next game

Duke Dawson has nine tackles and two interceptions in the Florida Gators first two games.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain says cornerback Duke Dawson is “highly questionable” to play at Kentucky on Saturday because of a head injury.

Dawson left Saturday’s 26-20 victory against Tennessee in the second half, briefly returned and then headed to the sideline for good. He has nine tackles and two interceptions in two games for the 20th-ranked Gators (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference). Without him, freshman C.J. Henderson likely would start against the Wildcats (3-0, 1-0).

Dawson, though, was quick to counter McElwain’s prognosis.

The senior took to Twitter and guarantied he would play, posting “Everything is fine, I will be playing this upcoming Saturday against UK.”